Tabula For Mac Publisher's description
from Roger Grantham
Tabula is java library which furnishes a free-standing chess board component...
Tabula is java library which furnishes a free-standing chess board component and an API through which clients of the library may extend the behavior of the board and otherwise interact with it. Tabula itself will not encapsulate any chess rules; the client will encapsulate these rules and constraints and adapt them to Tabula's lower-level protocol. For instance, Tabula will not prohibit a rook move of h1 to g3 -- in such a case, the client must evaulate the legality of the move and decide wether to veto it.
The benefit of strictly decoupling the board from chess rules is the ability to support chess variants such a Fischer-random or bug house as well as customizable application behaviors such as highliting squares to which a piece may move will it is "picked up" or showing threats, or any number of other custom behaviors a client may wish.
System Requirements:В· Java
Program Release Status: Minor Update
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall